Rise North America appoints new head of Americas and head of sponsorship

Rise, an advocacy group for gender diversity in broadcast media technology, has welcomed Hilary Roschke as North American chair of board and Jill Porubovic as head of sponsorship. Former co-chairs Serena Harris and Meghan Ross will remain on the board.

Hilary Roschke

Roschke has almost 20 years’ experience within the media industry in operational and strategic leadership roles and is currently vice president of strategic operations at SDVI. She has been a driving force behind organisational and technological change, operational efficiency and increased business value/ROI in the media industry. Roschke’s commitment to mentorship will help Rise build relationships and drive North American membership and programme expansion.

Jill Porubovic

With a well-earned reputation as a difference maker and builder of cultures, Porubovic has built a career of leadership success by delivering human-centred transformation across industries, including many years at Discovery. Founder of Jill Porubovic Consulting, she draws upon more than 20 years’ of technology and operations leadership experience and is also a trusted adviser to companies across the evolving media and entertainment space.

Carrie Wootten, managing director, Rise, said: “We are very excited to welcome Hilary and Jill to the Rise North American chapter. They are both extremely inspirational to women within our industry and their knowledge and experience will be invaluable to progressing the fantastic work done by Rise so far. We are very much looking forward to the year ahead and continuing to advance the Rise community within North America.”

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